wild about playoutdoor NURSERY
We are a full time outdoor education nursery for children aged 2-5 years old operating from 9am until 3pm.
FOREST SCHOOL outdoor NURSERY
Our aim is to help our children have the best possible start to life physically, emotionally and cognitively. Our high staff to child ratios 1:4 with amazing educators allows for a very close and engaged experience for our children helping them thrive. We believe that children are continually learning from their surroundings and the outdoors is the perfect place for them to do so whilst creating a connection to nature in the community that gives an important sense of belonging to each other and their natural environment.
Combining the Early Years Framework Stage (EYFS) curriculum with outdoor, child-directed play, our nursery sessions give children the opportunity to grow and learn in a practical, hands-on way. Our qualified practitioners curate engaging sessions that spark the imagination and allow children to thrive in all seven stages outlined by the EYFS curriculum to help shape their formative years and prepare them for life. We prioritise the following areas for development:
- Building lifelong cognitive foundations for physical and mental health
- Curious learning and creativity
- Expression unique to each child
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Step 1: Register your interest in our sessions to begin the process of joining our waiting list
Step 2: Join us for an open visit session and finalise your childs’ placement with us
Step 3: Attend some of the settling in session and watch your child grow.
We run our nursery days from sessions 9am-3pm every day.
Please speak to our team during your booking to discuss your options.
Our fees for 3 year olds are £85 per day, and £87 for two year olds with a minimum of two sessions a week required to ensure your child gets the most out of our nursery.
We have a one- off enrolment fee of £495 which secures your child’s place at our nursery and includes a set of Didrikson’s waterproofs for your child.
We bill on a termly basis – terms are usually 12 weeks, excluding a week for half-term. Government funding and childcare vouchers are accepted – please speak to our team if you’re interested in using these. Please note that we access the Government funding on your behalf whether this is for the 15 hours universal entitlement, 30 hours or 2 year old funding. Please speak to us for more details or view the Government website.
Just Some Of Our Recent Reviews
Wild about play has been a fantastic first step for our 3 year old daughter. Our daughter is a premature baby with both sensory issues and adverse eating challenges. The... read more
This nursery is fantastic and our daughter has progressed significantly since she started going there 6 months ago. When she started she had just turned 2. Her vocabulary and... read more
WAP is an amazing experience for my child. Every time he goes he loves it more. The children are active, learn the nature, learn to be creative. The organisation of... read more
My Reception age son has done three wild about play holiday camps this academic year and been super happy in them all. The staff are really engaging and he’s learnt... read more
Wild About Play is an exceptional place for children! The activities, the staff, the setting, it's all so fabulous! Our son has attended their holiday camps and he loves it... read more
My son absolutely loves Wild About Play! It is a fantastic forest school where he plays outside all day while also learning about animals, nature and many other things besides.... read more
Our daughter LOVES spending time at Wild About Play. The setting and team are wonderful, a perfect balance of nurture and adventure, providing opportunities to explore, discover and learn through... read more
Our News & Announcements
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3 Key Reasons to get into the outdoors with your children
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Last Week in the Wilderness – 4th October
Another fantastic week for the books as our adventurers had so much fun foraging, mark making and rocking out! Foraging Fiends! Our wonderful autumnal walks this week were filled with even more foraging as the children noticed some honeysuckle and blackberries! We...